Cicoria ‘Catalogna’

A Form of Cichorium Intybus

Preparation info

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Appears in

Honey from a Weed

By Patience Gray

Published 1986

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This plant, cultivated for its tall, luscious, dandelion-like leaves, is in abundant supply in northern Italy in winter. It comes to market severed at the root.



Soak for an hour or so in water, then cut into hand lengths and throw into a large pan of boiling, slightly salted, water. Drained after 15 minutes, it is either served cold, dressed with oil and lemon juice as a salad, or accompanies pan-grilled pork cutlets; in the latter case it is tossed in the frying pan in the fat and juices of the pork, then dressed with lemon juice.